Scribing Tools III
In Scribing Tools III, Kate continues to explore her interest in telling stories. She has had a long interest in creating works that explore the traditional narratives that are the foundation of our cultures. These works are predominantly inspired by aquatic creatures, after a trip to Tonga to swim with humpback whales and dive the coral reefs.
Predominantly hand carved from timber in a naïve style, these works also feature found objects. Resembling abstractions of the creatures named in their title, these disjointed brushes and styluses encourage the audience to visualise them in use, in scrawling imagined gestures. What marks might they splash across the chosen surface, if picked up and dipped in ink? The abstraction of form and the desire to play with a sculptural ‘line’ can also be found in the linear wall pieces.